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Honoring “the ultimate connector”

UNT Health Science Center has awarded Michele Reynolds its highest recognition of community service for her commitment to enhancing the university’s outreach and service to Fort Worth. President Michael R. Williams presented Mrs. Reynolds with the VISION Award at a reception of the HSC Society, a new network of leadership donors to the Health Science... Read more »

Nov 3, 2015

Building bridges for new refugees

Hiking at night through the Burmese jungle to avoid soldiers in her war-ravaged country, Emelda Thein prepared to take a step when someone yelled that her foot hovered inches above a landmine. Thein froze, slowly pulled her foot back and realized she’d nearly lost a leg ­– and maybe her life. She was 9 years... Read more »

Sep 28, 2015

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Falls prevention takes the stage with UNTHSC helping lead the way

Grandma fell twice. She wasn’t badly hurt, but her family was shaken. Nicoleta Bugnariu knew what to do. She used her physical therapy expertise to create a rigorous exercise program for her “Bunica,” Romanian for “grandmother.” Dr. Bugnariu, PT, PhD, Associate Dean at UNT Health Science Center, chairs the Falls Prevention Task Force of the... Read more »

Sep 18, 2015

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Helping others despite a shocking diagnosis

Terry Stevenson almost couldn’t believe the words she was hearing about the results of a recent CT scan: “Metastatic cancer ….” But a diagnosis of stage four metastatic lung cancer hasn’t kept her from the job she loves. Stevenson, a Clinic Service Representative Lead at UNT Health Science Center, says she thrives on the work... Read more »

Sep 14, 2015

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UNTHSC to close Sept. 7 for Labor Day

The UNT Health Science Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day. UNT Health clinics and Founders’ Activity Center (fitness center) also will be closed. However, the Lewis Health Science Library will be open. It will have abbreviated hours Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7. Have a happy and healthy Labor... Read more »

Sep 1, 2015

Hispanic Wellness Fair provides health services to the entire community

The public is invited to a free Aug. 1 health and wellness event with special emphasis on back-to-school needs. The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is a founding sponsor of the Hispanic Wellness Fair, now in its 17th year. It’s organized by the Hispanic Wellness Coalition. The fair caters to the needs of... Read more »

Jul 23, 2015

Fort Worth team to focus on improving health care for older residents

UNT Health Science Center will team up with JPS Health Network, Texas Christian University and the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region’s rapidly growing population of older residents. The unique collaboration is among initiatives in... Read more »

Jul 21, 2015

An Evening with a Legend featuring Vince Gill

An Evening with a Legend presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan, UNT Health Science Center’s signature fundraising event, will feature Vince Gill, one of country music’s most popular and honored artists, in a November 17 presentation at Fort Worth’s famous Bass Performance Hall. Tickets are now on sale. Proceeds will support UNTHSC Foundation’s commitment to values-based,... Read more »

Jul 17, 2015

Teens who dream of becoming doctors learn about medical school

“I want to be a cardiologist, and Camp Cardiac is really helping,” said Alina Khan, an Irving high school student. She and about two dozen other teenagers from all over the Metroplex have converged on the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth to participate in Camp Cardiac. It’s a national program that lets high... Read more »

Jul 9, 2015

Coming clean in a time of need

It was a no-brainer, they said. Students in one of UNT Health Science Center’s most rigorous programs saw working folks struggling – and fixed their problem. Here’s how it unfolded on a recent afternoon. Each new crop of Medical Sciences students, part of an intense 12-month master’s degree program, does a team-building exercise, traditionally a... Read more »

Jul 8, 2015